5 Producers you need to know before they blow up
1: Alison Wonderland
This Aussie may not look like much, but her beats pack more of a punch than any up and coming producer in the scene. Alison Wonderland was born and raised out of Australia, but in recent years you can see her playing on her own Warehouse Tour, or at festivals like Your Paradise- Fiji, The Falls Music & Arts Festival, and Stereosonic Music Festival. Wonderland has blended a unique use of Australian trap, mixed with melodic sounds that make you crave for more.
Recently, Wonderland has released her new “Calm Down –EP” featuring five explosively unique tracks. With this being one of Wonderlands first EP’s expectations were high for it. Honestly, she nailed it with this EP, combining sounds that I’ve never heard before. She will be as big as Flume someday. On the other hand, two notable tracks within this EP are, I Want U & Lies. Both at either ends of the electronic genre spectrum, with I Want U incorporating deep trap snares with a trip hop melody. And might I add, this track has over 400,000 views on YouTube, not to shabby for an up comer? While with Lies we can see a more soulful experimental sound that could be compared to that of Flume’s sound.
Lido is one of those producers that doesn’t want the fame and glory of producing but just wants to spread what he loves with the rest of the community around. Being from Oslo, Norway, he brings a sound that most individuals would not expect. Combing beats of dowtempo/abstract eleconica to create something of pure beatitude. He’s been carving a path for his career in the UK EDM scene by climbing to #2 on the UK’s Spotify viral charts for his remix “alt-J – Left Hand Free”
Lido has been making a name for himself across the world with his music. In his new EP “I Love You” it features four tracks that gave him this spot on our list of up-and-coming producers. This EP features sounds that can be noted to that of brothers Cashmere Cat & Trippy Turtle music. All in all, if you haven’t already started listening to Lido by this point you should mosey on over to SoundCloud.
3: Thomas Jack
Thomas Jack is one of the sole producers of the increasingly popular genre of Traup House (Tropical House), next to Kygo. This Aussie spares no expense on bringing you everything you need to feel as though you were soaking up the rays in Fiji. Although tropical house is a rather new genre, it hasn’t wasted any time becoming popular. With Thomas Jack performing at HARD Day of the Dead & The Cool Off, we can see this genre rearing its head into the EDM culture. All across the world people are raving about tropical house. Well, they can thank Thomas Jack and Kygo for this beautiful genre.
Thomas Jack has been releasing a steady flow of remixes & his “Tropical House Volume” sets over the past couple months. However in more recent months he’s been preparing for his own tour “Thomas Jack’s – On & Off Tour-“ set to begin January 30th. Yet, if you’re too impatient to see him you can also catch him at this years Mad Decent Boat Party.
4: Manic Focus
Manic Focus, better known as John “JmaC” McCarten was born in Minnesota and is slowly becoming one of the funkiest electronic brothers in the game, next to GRiZ, Big Giganic & The Floozies. Not only does he posses the musical talent to make something of himself in this scene but also be a pioneer for the scene as well. Being classically trained in piano growing up gives him a keen ear for the perfect sound. In his music he utilizes a hip-hop infused bass sounds that just make you want to get the funk down.
In JmaC’s most recent months, he has released his fourth album titled “Cerebral Eclipse.” To any funk lover, you will not be disappointed with this album. It has everything from funky guitar strums to heavy bass. Splicing these two together is always a sight to see; yet JmaC does it beautifully in a way that any bass lover will enjoy. Having artists like GRiZ, Michael Menert and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic all featuring on this album creates a funkadelic odyssey that you don’t want to miss out on!
5: Trippy Turtle
Trippy Turtle brings something different to the table than you wouldn’t expect. He uses the sound of jersey/ocean club to influence his music. There may be controversy on what type of genre he specifically is but one thing is for sure, he’s killin it! Trippy turtle has been seen at EDC-Las Vegas, Mad Decent Boat Party and so much more. This isn’t the end for Mr. Turtles career though, he has been constantly releasing new songs.
Trippy turtle made this list because he infuses a type of hip-hop with melodic melodies to basically create his own genre/sound. Personally I haven’t heard anything like his sound before. It’s everything a music lover could as for incorporating, smooth hip-hop, soul, bass, house, etc. Trippy turtle is also known for adding a type of squeaking sound that sounds like that of an old sea saw. Now I know what your thinking, squeaking sounds? What is this guy talking about? Hear me out, in his “Trippy Turtle Anthem” he blends this sound BEAUTIFULLY.